Charging your mobile phone from a power outlet in Syria

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your mobile phone from a Syrian power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type L USB charger, how to charge any mobile phone using a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power any mobile phone using a Type E USB plug

Syrian power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This useful guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the mobile phone when you're visiting Syria using the Type E, C or L Syrian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover that power sockets differ depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Syria from another country make sure the mobile phone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

This how-to guide is for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For a specific mobile phone please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Syria

Can the mobile phone be used in Syria?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Syrian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for any mobile phone in Syria?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your mobile phone the best international travel adapter for Syria to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Syrians use three different types of power outlets (types E, C and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your mobile phone can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your mobile phone at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Syria

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Syria using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Syria.
What is the best travel adapter for any mobile phone in Syria?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Syrian power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type C power adapter to power any mobile phone from a Syrian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge any mobile phone from a Syrian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [2]) is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Syrian power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type E power adapter to recharge your mobile phone with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. To charge your mobile phone using the Syrian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Syrian power outlet

Learn how to recharge any mobile phone from a Syrian power outlet by using type B USB micro cable and a Type L USB adapter.

  1. To charge any mobile phone from the Syrian power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the hexagon shaped power supply by the three large adjecent holes in a line. Note that there are two variations of Type L plug supply rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm round pins spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Syrian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria - Syrian Wikipedia web page
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  5. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  6. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  8. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters